Serena Williams said the All England Club should take security issues into account when scheduling matches after she was “almost knocked over” by fans following her fourth round victory over Yaroslava Shvedova on Court 2.
The four-time Wimbledon champion was mobbed by fans seeking autographs as she began her walk from the court on the outskirts of the club back to the players’ locker rooms inside Centre Court. Security guards had to push fans aside to let Williams through.
Williams said “I literally was almost knocked over today,” adding that there “were tons of security guards in there just going nuts and screaming. I’ve never heard them scream so loud.”